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Time Change 2019 in Sweden

Next change:
Mar
31
1 hour Forward

Mar 31, 2019, 2:00 am

Country: Sweden

Long Name: Kingdom of Sweden

Abbreviations: SE, SWE

Capital: Stockholm

Time Zones: 1

Dial Code: +46

Mar 31

Forward 1 hour

Mar 31, 2019 - Daylight Saving Time Starts

When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 31, 2019 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

More info:
DST Starts in Europe Sunday, March 31, 2019
EU States Call to Postpone Abolishing DST

Oct 27

Back 1 hour

Oct 27, 2019 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 3:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 27, 2019 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
EU States Call to Postpone Abolishing DST

Note that the above information is preliminary: There is ongoing discussion about DST or time zone. The date might be updated or changed once we have reliable information.

Other years: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022

When Does DST Start and End in Sweden?

The DST period starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October, together with most other European countries.

First Used in 1916

Sweden has been using Daylight Saving Time (DST) every year since 1980. Since 1996, the country follows the European Union's DST schedule.

However, like many other European countries, Sweden first changed its clocks during World War I. The country's initial DST switch was in 1916, just days after Germany had become the world's first country to introduce the measure.

However, DST was abolished again in the year after, and it was not used until 1980, when it was reinstated as a reaction to the oil crisis of 1973.

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